Monday, October 20, 2014 to Friday, October 24, 2014

The Theme of the festival this year is :
‘Success’

The Faculty of Social Science, Commerce, Arts & Letters is proud to announce that this year’s Social Science Festival, SUCCESS, will begin on Monday October 20th and run through Friday October 24th.

The idea of success carries a host of meanings for different people. This year’s Festival will touch on a number of these visions. They include the traditional meaning of success where goals are achieved in personal and professional life. Complimenting these themes will be lectures that will offer a more nuanced understanding of success, namely the negative effects seeking success can have on individuals or society. Finally, new meanings of success will be put forward that measure success by way of happiness and empathy. This year’s keynote speaker will be Richard Pound, the former Vice President of the International Olympic Committee and the former President of the World Anti-Doping Agency. His talk will focus on cheating in sports.

Teachers are encouraged to bring their classes to different presentations during the week. Teachers wishing to bring their classes to events should notify the Festival organizer Sevak Manjikian by email at: manjikis@vaniercollege.qc.ca

Click here to view the pamphlet

Acknowledgments

A conference of this size and scope would not have been possible without the work of a number of people who have graciously helped me during the past few months. They include David Spadotto, Mike Demole, Zsofia Orszagh, Darren Becker, Matthieu Sossoyan, Eric Lamoureux, Marguerite Corriveau, Melodie Le Siege, Brandon Calder, Paula Price, Rick Yuen, Jacky Vallée, Myriam Mansour, David Moscovitz, Andrew Gates, Natalie Carlino, Odette Côté, Jamie Millroy, Jim Atkinson, Ivanka Hillel, Nora Soukiassian, the entire Facilities staff and of course all the speakers who made room in their busy schedules to come to Vanier and offer their expertise, wisdom and life experiences. Many thanks!!!!

Sevak Manjikian
Organizer of the Social Science Festival 2014

Contact: Festival Organizer

By Mail: Sevak Manjikian
Vanier College
821 avenue Ste-Croix
Montréal, QC
H4L 3X9
By Telephone: 514-744-7500 local 7295
By Fax: 514-744-7505
By Email: manjikis@vaniercollege.qc.ca

 

Contact: Media Relations

By Mail: Marguerite Corriveau
Vanier College
821 avenue Ste-Croix
Montréal, QC
H4L 3X9
By Telephone: 514-744-7500 local 7596
By Fax: 514-744-7505
By Email: corrivem@vaniercollege.qc.ca

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